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    Why Do People Use Alcohol? Why Do People Use Alcohol? Presentation Transcript

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    • WHY do people use ALCOHOL ?
    • TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEXT FEW SLIDES
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    • IS THIS NOT WHAT WE SEE?
    • DID YOU LAUGH?
    • DID YOU SMILE?
    • DID IT BRING BACK A FUNNY MEMORY? LETS GET SERIOUS!
    • DO YOU EVER SEE...
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    • or HOW ABOUT
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    • HOW ABOUT NOW
    • DID YOU LAUGH?
    • DID YOU SMILE?
    • DID IT BRING BACK A FUNNY MEMORY?
    • What do we know about ALCOHOL?
    • YOU MUST BE 21 or OLDER
    • Approximately 5,000 people UNDER 21 DIE each year in ALCOHOL related DEATHS .
    • What makes us want to experiment with ALCOHOL?
    • IS IT WORTH IT?
    • How do we LEARN ABOUT ALCOHOL and what DAMAGES it can CAUSE?
    • How do YOU REACT when someone tries to TEACH YOU the DANGERS of ALCOHOL ?
    • ALCOHOL is BAD!!! Stay away from it and your life will be so much better. You don’t need alcohol to have a GOOD TIME! She is so lame. Like she would know how to have a good time. You going to that party tonight? Everyone will be there. LISTEN IGNORE
    • In the END , YOU make the DECISION.
    • Lets take a LOOK and then see HOW YOU FEEL
    • ALCOHOL EVERYDAY nearly 12,000 TEENAGERS try ALCOHOL for the first time Come on. Just take ONE DRINK!
    • But we JUST DRINK FOR FUN! We don’t GET OUT OF HAND!
    • Nearly 32% of high school students have participated in HAZARDOUS DRINKING
    • What is HAZARDOUS DRINKING?
    • HAZARDOUS DRINKING is when one consumes 5 or more drinks. 1 2 3 4 5 HAZARDOUS
    • “ We are just doing what everyone else is. It’s not like we will always drink”.
    • Young people who begin drinking BEFORE AGE 15 are FOUR TIMES more likely to DEVELOP ALCOHOLISM than those who begin drinking at 21. Before During AFTER
    • FACTS
    • ALCOHOL CAN…
    • ALCOHOL can…. DAMAGE YOUR LIVER
    • When you drink the ALCOHOL it goes into your stomach and is absorbed throughout your body
    • Before the ALCOHOL-LADEN blood enters your bloodstream it makes its way to the LIVER
    • The LIVER has to put away its normal activities in order to metabolize the ALCOHOL
    • The LIVER starts to store FAT instead of having your body use it and can change the cell structure of the LIVER all together
    • Cause your heart to beat so irregular that it just stops ALCOHOL can….
    • LOWER your sugar levels which can cause you to go into a COMA or have SEIZURES or eventually PANCREATITIS ALCOHOL can….
    • Impair your judgment ALCOHOL can….
    • CAR WRECKS
    • Cause you to CHOKE ON YOUR own VOMIT! ALCOHOL can…. WOW! THAT’S ATTRACTIVE
    • Cause EMOTIONAL problems like ANXIETY and DEPRESSION ALCOHOL can….
    • ALCOHOL can…. Cause you to become ANGRY She looks like fun to be around
    • ALCOHOL can…. Lead to the USE OF OTHER DRUGS 66% of teenagers who reported using alcohol in a hazardous manner have also tried other drugs.
    • ALCOHOL can…. CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN
    • The GOOD CAUSES of ALCOHOL Is on the next slide
    • Ummm. Nothing.
    • SO….. If you drink, WHY DO YOU DRINK?
    • Do you want to fit in?
    • Do you like the way it makes you FEEL?
    • Do you feel more like a grown up?
    • Does it feel exciting and give you a rush? ROAD TO NO WHERE
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    • So if ALCOHOL CAUSES…
    • BRAIN DAMAGE WEIGHT GAIN ALCOHOLISM DEPRESSION ANXIETY PANCREATITUS STROKES HEART DISEASE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CANCER LIVER DISEASE CIRRHOSIS NERVE DAMAGE INFERTILITY LOSS OF BRAIN CELLS
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